26 August, 2016 - NME.com
Beyonce has marked the 15th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death by posting a video of her interviewing the late R&B singer.
On her Instagram page, Beyonce posted an uncaptioned video of her interviewing Aaliyah at the MTV Movie Awards in 2000.
The video was posted on the 15th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death on August 25, 2001. The singer was one of nine people to die when her plane crashed in the Bahamas, where she was filming the video for her single ‘Rock The Boat’. The pilot, Luis Morales, wasn’t licenced and had traces of alcohol and cocaine in his system.
A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 25, 2016 at 9:52am PDT
Beyonce, then still with Destiny’s Child, was acting as a red-carpet reporter for MTV during the 2000 Movie Awards. In the video, she asks Aaliyah who she’s looking forward to seeing at the event. Aaliyah, who appeared in the films Romeo Must Die and Queen Of The Damned, replied: “I want to see D’Angelo perform.”
At the time of Aaliayh’s death, Destiny’s Child issued a statement saying: “Aaliyah was one of the first celebrities we met. She was so nice. We went out and hung out with her. It’s really sad and we’re trying to be strong.”